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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
still hopes to see 7 million americans enrolled for healthcare by next spring. >> joining us now is kevin, ceo of access health connecticut, the state of connecticut's healthcare exchange. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> well, i would like to start by asking about how your state exchange interacted with the federal government site. what we're coming to call the back end. what exactly goes on there, and why does it have to work for connecticut's own effort to work? >> well, essentially what occurs after enrollment the application files are submitted to both sms treasury and the insurance companies. so that the insurance companies can begin to process eligibility and issue i.d. cards and welcome packets and make sure that the individuals are enrolled in their system so that coverage can be obtained. and also to the treasury department so that any appropriate tax credits can be submitted to the insurance company for appropriate information. >> so that interaction between the federal and your state had to work in order for people to make a successful purchase, is that right?
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 11:30am EST
healthcare costs, social security and pension, that's where all the growth is. healthcare is the biggest driving factor. with that we're cutting roads, highways, education, medical research, the things that we ought to be investing in because we're holding sacrosank for folks my age. which i appreciate very. but to end the deficit we need growth. economic growth. that's why we had surpluses at the end of the clinton administration, because we had growth. part of the reason the deficit is likely to come down the future to some degree is because the economy looks better over the longer term than we thought it was going to be. but you still have to make these tough political decisions. if the president had early on taken the bull sense proposal which is deficit reduction group that he had appointed and headed from the state of the union message okay they've given us this proposal. congress, go to work on it and get me a budget by july, six months from now. early in his career as president it might have changed the paradigm. >> one thing that was in the congressional in-box, you're going to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
dishwashers, retail sales people and healthcare providers who toil at the federal minimum wage haven't seen a pay raise in four years and efforts in congress to find one have stagnated. cities, states, and counties are taking it on themselves to bring their workers to income levels closer to the fiscal realities of these tough times. and it's no easy task. as much debate surrounds the effectiveness of image wage hikes and who really benefits. do these wage controls cost jobs? we'll discuss the issue on this addition of "inside story." but first this background. >> they deserve to live a good life in one of the richest cities in the world. >> reporter: close to 100 people rallied outside washington, d.c. city council chamber as council members inside voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour. >> congress' failure to act, and congress' failure to take care of those left behind not just from the recession, but as the people who make the most have done better and better, we've become a city of haves and have nots, and a country of haves and have nots. step up and make sure that p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am EST
the page from the bungled healthcare rollout. and here is the president. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you, everybody. please, please, have a seat. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. well, thank you ni ra for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resinated with me. there are were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resinated with some of you. in other the past ten years the center for american progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all americans, and i could not be more grateful to cap not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas, but also giving me a lot of staff. [ laughter ] >> my friend john ran my transition, my chief of staff dennis mcdunna did an extended cap, so you are doing a good job training folks. i also want to thank all of the members of congress and my administration for the wonderful work they do. i want to thank mayor grey and everyone here at the ark for having me. this center which i have been to quite a bit, and all of the nonprofits that call the arc home offer access to everything from
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
is a member of staff as president struggles with public opinion and his signature healthcare law. >>> five years after regulators voted to limit risky investments by banks. today's approval of the volcker rule will prevent another meltdown. >>> general motors named mary bara giving her the honor of being first female ceo of any auto company. she'll replace daniel ackerson next month. i'm tony harris in new york city, "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> amiddlesbrough thamidst the a tribute, the story of apartheid on "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the world said goodbye and thank you to nelson mandela in an emotional memorial service in a stadium in johannesburg. southern africa, home to some of the most important mineral deposits were racked by civil war pitting sides against each other. murdering political opponents at home and in exile. what south africa follow angola and mozambique in civil war with its large population and decades of bitterness, it created the potential of being the most dangerous of all. on this edition of "inside story" we'll be disc
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